Two-day fest, set for September 23-24 in Las Vegas, also features the Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood and others. By James Montgomery Lady Gaga Photo: Jag Gundu/ Getty Images It’s being billed as “the biggest live music event in radio history” (whatever that means), and so, the organizers of the brand-new I Heart Radio festival have pulled out all the stops, delivering a lineup that’s appropriately loaded with some of the biggest stars in the business. Lady Gaga , Coldplay , Nicki Minaj , the Black Eyed Peas , Alicia Keys , Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler are just some of the acts set to appear at the inaugural I Heart Radio fest, scheduled for September 23 and 24 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. They’ll be joined on the bill by the likes of Kenny Chesney, Jennifer Lopez , David Guetta, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson and John Mayer (to name just a few). Organizers promise that even more artists will be added to the bill as the summer stretches on. The eternally busy Ryan Seacrest will host the event, which will stream live online and via mobile devices at IHeartRadio.com, and across the websites of all Clear Channel-owned radio stations. If you’d prefer to be there in person, you can get a first crack at tickets by liking I Heart Radio on Facebook . The pre-sale ends at 1 a.m. ET this Saturday, with tickets going on sale to the general public later that same day (at 1 p.m. ET) through Ticketmaster.com . Of course, given that this is a radio fest, Clear Channel is also giving listeners plenty of chances to win a free trip to Vegas for the event. For more information on how you can score yours, check out I Heart Radio Music Festival’s official site . Related Artists John Mayer Steven Tyler Carrie Underwood Black Eyed Peas Coldplay Kelly Clarkson Nicki Minaj Lady Gaga
The Black Eyed Peas are set to take them successful careers into a new realm, with a new video game coming soon for Xbox 360 and Wii. The Black Eyed Peas Experience game, created by the makers of Just Dance and Michael Jackson: The Experience video games, will allow BEP fans to dance along to the group’s greatest hits, with new dance routines choreographed by the band’s creative director Fatima Robinson. Check out the game’s official trailer at HipHopWired.com
Fergie and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas were spotted in Paris while on tour. Fergie stood out in an over sized, neon yellow coat with big white buttons. She also wore a t-shirt, white jeans and a beautiful pair of heels! Taboo kept the current futuristic theme of the BEP’s and wore an all white outfit from head to toe, literally. From his sunglasses to his shoes, white! He was nice enough to snap a few pictures with fans on the way to their performance. Check out the pics of Fergie and Taboo and let us know what you think of their outfits! For more stories on the Black Eyed Peas, check out: The Black Eyed Peas Perform At The Apollo Theater [PHOTOS] VIDEO: Ouch! Fergie Takes A Fall! VIDEO: Black Eyed Peas “Imma Be”
Russell Crowe is in the news for a reason other than his belief that circumcision goes against the will of God . The Oscar-winning actor is in negotiations to play a key role in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot: Jor-El, the biological father of this caped hero. Henry Cavill has already signed on to portray Superman, while Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon will also come on board the franchise. Production on Superman: Man of Steel gets underway next month, as Jor-El is the last major role to be cast. Sean Penn and Clive Owen are also under consideration, insiders say, but it is Crowe’s part if he wants it. Think Crowe is the right fit?
Just six months after dropping $172,000 in cash for a home in Arizona, and just weeks after Sarah Palin reportedly bought her own house in Arizona to keep tabs on her, Bristol Palin is peacing out of the Grand Canyon State. Bristol’s Maricopa, Az., pad is now for rent at $1,400/month if you’re interested. “Yes, it is for rent, but I have no further comment,” Bristol Palin tells E! News. Sarah’s eldest daughter will be starring in a new reality show focusing on her making the move to L.A., where she and son Tripp will cohabitate with brothers Kyle and Christopher Massey and work at a charity. Bristol is reportedly dating Kyle Massey and Sarah Palin is reportedly livid. The five-bedroom, 3,900-SF pad she purchased back in December went on the market this week, said Nate Martinez of RE/MAX Professionals.
Greyson Chance will release his debut album on August 2, but fans don’t need to wait that long to get a look at it. The young artist, who was discovered by Ellen DeGeneres after releasing songs on YouTube, has unveiled the cover art for “Hold on ‘Til the Night.” Check it out here: Chance worked with a team of known producers on the CD, including The Matrix (Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Britney Spears ), Billy Steinberg (Enrique Iglesias, Katherine McPhee, Miranda Cosgrove) and Ron Fair (Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas). How does he feel about it? What has this journey been like? Greyson spoke to THG on the red carpet of last night’s Green Lantern premiere in Los Angeles. Watch that interview below: Greyson Chance Speaks to THG
Paging Wayne Brady of the Day: During a recent live performance for the French TV show Taratata , Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am was forced to whip out his cellphone in order to recite the lyrics to “Don’t Stop The Party,” which he apparently forgot . (Starts around the one-minute mark.) Hey, will.i.am — here’s a protip: If this happens again, just sing the same line over and over until the music… Broadcasting platform : YouTube Source : The Daily What Discovery Date : 10/06/2011 17:06 Number of articles : 4
The Peas and Swift took to Twitter to apologize to fans after a star-studded NYC charity show was postponed due to bad weather on Thursday. By Jocelyn Vena Black Eyed Peas Photo: Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images The weather just didn’t want to cooperate with the Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift and the other artists slated to perform in New York’s Central Park on Thursday night at a concert to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation anti-poverty organization. After a number of delays, and before anyone could take the stage, the Concert 4 NYC had been canceled. The show, which had been slated to take place on Central Park’s Great Lawn and was expected to draw an audience of approximately 60,000 fans, initially was just delayed but concert promoters eventually decided to pull the plug on the event as the weather worsened and thunder and rain rolled in, Billboard.com reports. Among the other acts that had been scheduled to perform were Debbie Harry, LL Cool J and Natasha Bedingfield. A rep for the concert has confirmed to MTV News that no new date has been scheduled. In a statement, the Robin Hood Foundation said, “The heat wasn’t going to stop them, the rain wasn’t going to stop them, but the lightning — it stopped them. It came down to safety for everyone. Organizers are hoping to reschedule, so ticket buyers should hold onto their tickets. Robinhood.org will have information in the next week or so.” The artists themselves also have apologized to fans for the cancelation. Swift tweeted, “I was like ‘I get to sing with Fergie in NYC?!’ and then there was rain and lightning and they’re like ‘it’s cancelled’ and I was like [sad emoticon].” The Black Eyed Peas, who reportedly performed an intimate show backstage for fans, also took to Twitter to posted about the nixed concert. “I’m so sad the show got postponed,” will.i.am wrote. “Fergie is really sorry it’s not happening we feel horrible,” Taboo added on his Twitter page. “We are devastated and Fergie told me to tweet this she loves u all … I hope that the concert will be rescheduled ASAP, our pea-ple deserve it, my pea-ple from chase and robinhood deserve this NYC we love u.” Related Artists Black Eyed Peas Taylor Swift
The New West frontrunner tells MTV News, ‘A lot of people they just know me based off of verses, features.’ By Alvin Blanco, with reporting by Sway Calloway and Rob Markman Tyga Photo: Rich Sancho/ MTV News As MTV News’ New West Week comes to a close, the question is which of the myriad of MC talents coming out of the L.A. hip-hop scene is most likely to enjoy mainstream success. While the acts we’ve covered — Kendrick Lamar, Pac Div and Nipsey Hussle, to name a few — all have solid chances, the artist with the track record and best tools in place to succeed is Young Money’s Tyga. The Compton rapper already has certified hits under his belt. Even before making his YMCMB affiliation official, Tyga scored a hit with “Coconut Juice” in 2008. Then he made sure he wasn’t forgotten among the Young Money pack by dropping guest verses on hits like “BedRock” and “Roger That.” But it was last year’s collaboration with his buddy Chris Brown on their joint Fan of a Fan mixtape that spawned Tyga’s biggest hit to date, the Grammy nominated “Deuces.” Now Tyga is prepping his forthcoming album, Careless World, which he told MTV News is about 75 percent done. “You’re going to see more of a story and more into Tyga’s world and what I represent, the story that I’m trying to tell,” Tyga explained about the album. “I feel like a lot of people they just know me based off of verses, features, heavy rap songs, mixtape stuff. Which is cool because I love to do that — this is rap music — but at the same time, I make a lot of real good music also. “I don’t think a lot of people are on to that yet,” Tyga added. “I just dropped a mixtape, Black Thoughts 2, that was I say, maybe 25, 35 percent of what my album is going to sound like.” In the meantime, before Careless World gets its release later this year, Tyga is taking his music to the people. Although he isn’t a part of the Weezy-headlined I Am Still Music Tour, he’s currently on Diddy-Dirty Money’s Coming Home Tour . Diddy thought enough of Tyga to bring him on his tour, and on Thursday MTV News spoke to Young Money president Mack Maine, who told us he’s excited about pushing the Cali MC’s project forward. “I’m definitely looking forward, his buzz is up, it’s ridiculous,” Mack said. “We’re about to drop this single soon, it’s called ‘Far Away,’ featuring Chris Richardson and from there it’s basically, we need to capitalize. He also has another song that I’m waiting for Nicki to do her verse on. We’ll try to drop that single. From there, let’s just see when the people are ready for his album. But he got a lot of songs done so we’re definitely trying to put him out before the end of the year.” When Careless World does drop it will surely have plenty of YMCMB participation but Tyga assures it won’t be a scattershot compilation. “I just like to make the music organic,” Tyga said. “If I feel like, ‘This person on this will be real dope,’ then I’mma reach out and get the feature. But it’s all about making great music. If there’s features on every track but it’s great music, I mean hey … either you love it or you don’t.” Stick with us all week as MTV News turns the spotlight on the New West, the next wave of hip-hop acts helping restore faith in the L.A. rap scene. From groups like Odd Future to rising MCs like Dom Kennedy, we’ll bring you up close and personal to these artists as they carve their own lanes in the post-gangsta rap era. Keep it locked here for the next week for more on the West Coast up-and-comers! Related Videos The New West: An In-Depth Look At L.A. Hip-Hop ‘RapFix Live’ With Tyga Related Artists Tyga
Don’t miss the Peas’ performance tonight at midnight ET on MTV. By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Sway Calloway The Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie performs “Just Can’t Get Enough” Photo: MTV News For latest single “Just Can’t Get Enough,” the Black Eyed Peas ended up making a video love letter to Japan. The group had shot the clip — complete with glitzy shots of the Asian country — just before an earthquake and tsunami struck. The sentiment they feel for the video very much mirrors the emotion that went into making the song. “We’re emotionally attached to it because we recorded the video in Japan five days before this whole thing went down, and it’s like the type of song that gets to you in your heart,” Taboo told MTV News when we caught up with the group at Terminal 5 in New York, where they were taping a show set to air tonight at midnight ET on MTV. The song is a sugary-sweet dance track about being infatuated with that special someone. “The message is knowing that when you’re gone from somebody, especially when you’re on tour, you can’t get enough of them or you’re just thinking about them and you just want to let them know that you’re always there for them,” Taboo explained. The band released the video last month, and they say they could never have known how much it would mean to them. “It was the easiest video I ever shot, because it was us living our lives,” Fergie said at the time. “I love that it’s showing a true perspective of how it can sometimes be lonely on the road away from our loved ones. It also demonstrates the love and connection we have with Japan. Our heart goes out to all of the Japanese people who have been affected by this natural disaster.” Don’t miss the Black Eyed Peas’ performance tonight at midnight ET on MTV. Related Artists Black Eyed Peas